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I work for a limo company. She had a friend lend her a vehicle which got damaged while in her care. She got a written estimate from a repair shop of $1500. When the repair was done they said they needed $3500 and never called her to get any further approval. She doesn't have the money to pay the amount the repair people say is due. She is being told the repair company sent the vehicle to an Impound lot, where it is incurring daily storage fees. What should be done next?

State/Country relating to question: Colorado

Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
When a car repair shop gives a written estimate or verbal estimate, it is just that, an estimate. Many times once they get into making repairs they discover other damage that must be fixed to make proper repairs and have a legal obligation to do so even if they do not get authorization for doing so because it was discovered while making the other repairs.
Unfortunately, if they did the work, she is liable to pay for the work done or they do not have to release the car. So, if she does not pay they can keep the car and charge storage. If she borrowed this car, then she can be sued by the person she borrowed it from for the loss of the car and costs to get it back. So, legally she has to pay for this and has to get the car back and if the owner she borrowed it from can help and let her make payments to pay them back for what they have to pay, she should do so to avoid being sued.
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